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September 22, 2014

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Nevada lieutenant governor says attacks on Romney ‘absurd’

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki

Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki called the flap over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s statements about “binders full of women,” “absurd attacks” driven by supporters of President Barack Obama.

Krolicki, a top Romney supporter in Nevada, also said in a conference call with reporters that the president only referred in a general way to “terror” immediately after the attacks in Libya, and for weeks administration officials tried to label them the outgrowth of a spontaneous protest.

After Tuesday night’s debate, Obama supporters on social media sites were making great hay out of Romney’s comments about women.

“The only reason that phrase is on anyone’s mind is that supporters of Barack Obama are trying to make an issue out of something,” Krolicki said. Romney was referring to a “binder full of resumes,” Krolicki said.

He said the words were being “manipulated to mean something different...It’s just a nonstarter.”

He pointed to Romney’s record as governor of Massachusettes, where half of his cabinet were women.

During the town hall debate in Long Island, New York, on Tuesday night, the candidates were asked about equal pay for women.

Romney pointed to his record as governor of Massachusetts. Initially when he became governor, all the applicants for senior-level jobs were men.

“And — and so we — we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet,” Romney said. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, “Can you help us find folks,” and they brought us whole binders full of women.

“I was proud of the fact that after I staffed my Cabinet and my senior staff, that the University of New York in Albany did a survey of all 50 states and concluded that mine had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America.”

Krolicki, on the conference call with reporters, acknowledged a more aggressive Obama than in the first debate, but said the president lacked specifics and didn’t answer questions.

“He came out much more aggressively, throwing elbows,” Krolicki said. But in a shot at moderator Candy Crowley, he said, “The shot clock wasn’t always monitored.”

He said Obama didn’t address what has happened with the economy and deficit and what will happen in the next four years. “It’s frustrating not to hear the answers yet again,” Krolicki said.

He also said Obama was wrong to say he immediately labeled the attack in Libya an act of terrorism.

“For the president to really assert and challenge, and have some help from the moderator, that he announced the day after the terrorist attack...that he labeled it an act of terrorism — that’s absolutely not what the record says,” Krolicki said. “He mentioned the word terror in a general way.” But for weeks, Obama officials “still wanted to label it a YouTube phenomenon, a spontaneous attack.”

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  1. That right! Who are we going to believe, Mr. Krolicki? You or our own ears? Even the moderator felt the need to correct such an obvious and disrespectful lie.

  2. this guy wants to talk specifics. really? what's that they say about the pot and the kettle?

  3. Get back to me when a Republican partisan says something critical of his own candidate. Now THAT would be news.

  4. Give this some thought. If your working for someone you already have a boss. We don't need a boss in the white house. We need someone who works for us.
    Its extremely troublesome that a citizen like Romney feels so entitled to treat the office of the president with such a lack of respect.
    I dont think that Romney ever heard of the statement . You salute the rank not the person.
    I hope that enough decent people are listening and will vote for President Obama

  5. I don't understand why we should listen to this birther. Krolicki appeared willingly on stage here in Las Vegas with...um...what's his name...that guy that wears the dead squirrel on his head...OH!...Trump! So, that makes Krolicki a birther. And we should listen to him? The guy is on the same whacked out level as Orly Taitz.

    Anyways, Krolicki is just playing party politics.

    And he is obviously overlooking the fact that last night we saw the real Romney.

    And make no mistake about it....Romney gives speeches not because he has firm convictions about various issues...but he gives speeches after he finds out who the audience is composed of. Romney is more interested in pandering for votes. He will tell anyone anything. All he knows is that he wants to get elected. And he wants to take care of himself and his Richie Rich buddies. And to hell with everyone else. We pay for their excesses. We do the sacrifice. They just reap the benefits.

    Last night, Romney was out of his element. He was so desperate that he was tripping over his lips. And with that "whole binders full of women" thing, he was so frustrated to get out some kind of defense, as well as attack President Obama at the same time, that his mind was working faster than his lips.

    Romney is an empty suit. Always has been and always will be.

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    Romney/Ryan 1040s please! Cough 'em up and let's see what you're hiding. Hell, Krolicki, let's see yours too.

  6. "I'm runnin' for President, for Pete's sake, I can't have whole binders full of women on my front lawn...."

  7. "He pointed to Romney's record as governor of Massachusettes, *(sic) where half of his cabinet were women."...

    Oh, really???

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5753...

    http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/to...

    Mr. 'Binders' wouldn't know the truth if it smacked him up side of the head...

    How can he LIE so easily? About EVERYTHING?
    He's pathological.

    If I were Brian Krolicki, I would refrain from further aligning myself with someone so totally untrustworthy.

  8. Brian Krolicki has no appreciation for the meaning of Romney's words or they're impact on the rest of the Country. He's waiting for silver mining to return to Nevada. Once mining has returned, he'll have the Nation in his pocket and he can't stand the suspense.

    Krolicki's world view starts 2000 years ago and doesn't end much further then a few years up the timeline.

  9. Thanks to you all for the humor.

    Besides Romney's "binders of women", the other winner was from Colin...

    "that guy that wears the dead squirrel on his head."

    I haven't stopped laughing!

  10. Thanks for the good links, gmag!

    Kind of reminds me of Ryan's fake photo op, washing pots at the closed soup kitchen. LOL

  11. You're welcome, peacelily. The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

    By the way, I haven't said it before, but I do enjoy your comments. Though it seems sometimes like a drop of water in a lake of irrational thought, they are refreshing to read.

  12. Warrior,

    "Let's see, 170,000 illegals living in Las Vegas according to the latest 2010 census and approximately 170,000 unemployed workers in Las Vegas according to the latest employment figures."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Wow! Those figures are saying we have full employment in the LV valley for citizens. That is great news!

  13. We have a LT. Governor ? Thank goodness I heard this article...I thought Brian was running the show himself. Speaking of Brian...where is he. Haven't heard from him since the election. You learn something new everyday !!